I started with a top 10 list and decided what the hell lets see how far I can go. Top…
1 Ruthless Crime Lord, 20 Elite Cops, 30 Floors of Hell
Deep in the heart of Jakarta's slums lies an impenetrable safe house for the world's most dangerous killers and gangsters. Until now, the run-down apartment block has been considered untouchable to even the bravest of police. Cloaked under the cover of pre-dawn darkness and silence, an elite swat team is tasked with raiding the safe house in order to take down the notorious drug lord that runs it. But when a chance encounter with a spotter blows their cover and news of their assault reaches the drug lord, the building's lights are cut and all the exits blocked. Stranded on the sixth floor with no way out, the unit must fight their way through the city's worst to survive their mission. Starring Indonesian martial arts sensation Iko Uwais.
An elite squad of cops raid a ruthless-as-fuck drug lord's dungeon of death. A hyper-intense workout. Kissing your wife goodbye and hoping like fuck you will see her again. Headshot. Headshot. Headshot. Headshot. Catching a lucky break for a split-second. Hammer to the fuckin head. A bad lieutenant. A noble-as-fuck sergeant. A badass rookie with a secret agenda. Your last TV show. Shit-stained pants. The alarm of doom. The one honest guy in a building full of crazed fuckers. Hallway insanity. Mad fuckin Dog, the biggest fuckin Academy Award snub ever. Throwing a fucker out the window. A crazy-eyed fuck with a machete. Total darkness, then bullets every fuckin where. Guns take away the rush. Mad Dog vs.Sarge is like…
If Crocodile Dundee wielded action movies instead of knives, this is the movie he would hold up whenever some punk claimed to be wielding an action movie.
"That's not an action movie. THIS...is an action movie."
Un-Freakin-Believable Hyperactive Beatdowns!
Ball Busting Action!!!
Style over substance rules but who cares when the most brutal jaw-dropping fight scenes are an Eye-Popping, Balls to the Wall, Life or Death Spectacle!
Gratuitous Adrenalin Pumping Acts of Extreme Violence!
My face hurts from smiling for the last 100 minutes.
Its stupefying, pulpy excess is best summed up by the fact that the credits include the role "Drug Lab Guard #21."
One of the most incredible, exhilarating & heart-pounding action films to come out in a long time, The Raid (also known as The Raid: Redemption) is possibly the purest form of action extravaganza that has graced the film canvas in years which, apart from bringing a smile on every action film lover with its maddening depiction of blood, violence & insane fight sequences, also marks a significant breakthrough for the so-far-invisible Indonesian film industry to come into the attention of world cinema audience.
Although by no means it is a perfect film, but when it comes to pure adrenaline rush, thrilling factor & entertainment value, action films don't get anymore exciting, inventive or satisfying than this high-octane, full-throttled & top-gear action spectacle. The plot…
If you're looking for action: this is it. Not only is it absolutely extravagant, but The Raid is also a pretty intense action flick that brings out one of the most visually cool battles I've seen in a long time. Lets see about the sequel...
This is just one wild ride of action, when you hear the term non-stop rollercoaster ride of action this is the movie they are talking about. Marital meets crime drama, it's just amazing and it's one all fans of the action genre should see!
Love this movie, Martial Arts mixed with gun fire is always awesome
I reviewed the second film, before this. but came back here, incase people wanted to watch this, but were unsure. As I said on the other, I'm not a kung fu fan, I've tried Brue Lee and struggled to watch his films. This film was unreal! The fight scenes were unbelievable! I cant see how they did them! so brutal, so quick paced! was amazing to the eye! the second ones fight scenes are the same. Unbelievable. storys not as good, but it doesn't matter, you are always awaiting the fights. They will blow you away!
Spectacular, brainless nonsense, ultraviolent, makes a Steven Seagal film look like Citizen Kane. No bad thing.
Tercer visionado, segundo en cine, y sigue siendo la mejor en lo suyo. OGH
Gotta refresh my memory before finally watching THE RAID 2.
Or at least that's my excuse. ;)
Eh not for me cool action I guess
Cuanto más la veo más corta se me hace, joder.
With so many reviews on the site now it is easy to miss the good ones so I thought a…